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Momentum to support Alviro Petersen Challenge in aid of the Alviro Petersen Foundation - 10th July 2014

Top order international cricketer and Protea opening batsman Alviro Petersen has announced a partnership with financial services provider Momentum in support of the Alviro Peterson Foundation. Momentum will sponsor the Alviro Petersen Challenge to be played in October between Port Elizabeth schools, Gelvandale and Otto Du Plessiss High Schools.

The Alviro Peterson Foundation, founded in 2013 was born out of Alviro’s commitment to improve and effect positive change in his local community. After playing UK county cricket with Glanmorgan, Alviro made his way home after being re-selected for the Proteas at the start of 2012. This provided the ideal opportunity for Alviro to use his success and local prominence to establish a foundation in his name.

The foundation supports The Glevandale Cricket club and the Alviro Petersen Cricket School as well as Fontein Primary School, Glevandale High School and Otto du Plessis High School; no coincidence as Alviro attended all three schools, where a focus on sport kept him away from drugs and gansterism now prevalent in local communities.

Poignantly, the Alviro Petersen Challenge takes place between his two previous high schools.

Alviro Petersen said, “I am delighted that Momentum has agreed to sponsor this event and I want to say a big thank you on behalf of my Foundation and the children who will benefit. The two schools are close to my heart and I want to ensure that both schools and the young cricketers get the opportunity to achieve their dreams like I have been able to do”. Rob Hodson the Chairman of the Foundation said “I want to thank Momentum for their generous sponsorship that will enable the Foundation to implement its vision of uplifting both schools and their students through cricket”.

Charlene Lackay Head of Momentum CSI said, “We share Alviro’s vision of using sport and education as a positive and workable solution to shaping young lives. We have seen time and again the unifying and uplifting power of sport in communities. As we celebrate 20 years of democracy in a land of renewed opportunity, Alviro’s success is a perfect example that anything can be achieved, and as Momentum we are happy to offer our support to make life changing opportunities accessible to all”.

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